School of Humanities Complex


Event Detail


Opaque Media: A Workshop

Department: Humanities Commons

Date and Time: April 6, 2018 - April 7, 2018 | 8:00 AM-8:00 AM

Event Location: Humanities Gateway 1010

Event Details

Opaque Media: A Workshop aims to bring scholars from the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Library & Information Sciences to bear on the theoretical and methodological questions surrounding grey media; i.e., research produced outside of commercial or academic channels, pertaining to the working of government departments and agencies, non-governmental organizations, private companies, consulting firms, and university centers (among others). Grey media encompasses the circulation—in print or electronic form—of a wide-range of objects, including working or white papers, policy documents, annual reports, project statements, vision documents, and contracts. This interdisciplinary workshop hopes to interrogate ways in which greyness mediates scholarly understandings of governments, bureaucracies, archives, or other units of administration.

4:45-6:15pm Keynote by Michelle Murphy, University of Toronto, Professor of History & Women and Gender Studies, “Gaslighting, Settler Colonialism, and Data Justice”
[Humanities Instructional Building 135

For the complete schedule, with abstracts+readings, please see our website.

This event has been made possible through the generation contributions of: UCI’s Humanities Commons; the Digital Humanities Working Group; the UCI Libraries; the Departments of Anthropology, Comparative Literature, English, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Informatics, and Spanish & Portuguese; the Center for Latin American Studies; University and State research cluster; and Postmodern Culture.

Poster design: Heather Layton.